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1917 Legacy Society

Dear alumni and friends,

Bentley first opened its doors as a small school of accounting and finance in downtown Boston in 1917. Since then, our institution has gradually matured into a world-class business university. 

As Bentley embarks on its second century, its mission remains ambitious as it continues to prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational leaders.

Those who plan to help secure Bentley’s vibrant future are honored with membership in the 1917 Legacy Society. By including Bentley in their financial or estate plans, members of this forward-looking group help to ensure that the promise of higher education will continue for generations to come. If you share this vision, please consider joining us by planning a legacy gift to Bentley through your:

  • Beneficiary designation
  • Bequest
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • And more

In appreciation of your thoughtful commitment, I would be honored to welcome you to the 1917 Legacy Society. Society members receive a commemorative gift and invitations to special events, as well as recognition in membership listings. I invite you to read some members’ stories. Please feel free to contact the Office of Gift Planning for more information, for assistance in shaping your gift, or to join the Society.


Robert G. Ripley, Jr. ’80
Chair, The 1917 Legacy Society